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The Rugrats Movie

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Igor Kovalyov & Norton Virgien

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Plot Summary

Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats, this is the first full-length feature animated movie to star the little tots. It's the story of diaper-clad kids, told from a baby's point- of-view, and they were one of the hottest-selling toy franchises of the late '90s. The film features a hilarious musical number in the hospital nursery, where newborns have the voices of major rock stars that include Jakob Dylan (Bob Dylan's son), Iggy Pop, Lou Rawls, Lisa Loeb, and Patti Smith, to name a few. The story escalates when self-proclaimed leader Tommy Pickles is thrust into an impossible situation with the birth of his new brother, Dil Pickles. This new kid is grabbing all the attention and won't stop crying. With the help of other toddlers Lil and Phil, Tommy decides that the baby should be returned to the hospital for fixing. They all hop on their little wagon and take a high-speed ride straight into the deep woods where they realize they're lost. Chased around by animals (or so they think), the Rugrats clan must get home in one piece. Other celebrity voices include Whoopi Goldberg and The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Tim Curry, as well as Saturday Night Live's Andrea Martin and David Spade.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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59%
  • Reviews Counted: 49
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The pleasant surprise is that the film is a delight. – Anita Gates, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Makes little effort to reach beyond its target audience. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: What is most likely to impress adults is that the world of the Rugrats is not idealized or homogenized. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2008

Rotten: Is it bright, colorful and fast-moving? Yes. Is it for me? No. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

still one of the best cartoon movies ever made

This movie is incredibly well done. I remember loving it as a teenager but after revisiting it, I realize how genuinely entertaining it is for even grown people. The makers of this movie succeeded in transforming a hit cartoon series into a genius movie. This movie had such terrific collaborators in every aspect from the writers to the actors, the animators to the soundtrack artists. Through this movie, I'm reminded how simple and pure we all are as children. With a great message, awesome music, crisp and pleasing animation, unforgettable characters, and a fantastic story; this movie is one of the best cartoon movies ever made to date.

buy this movie.. its great!

I love this movie soo much!! pleez put the show on itunes too!! i miss the rugrats soo much! ill buy all of the episodes if u put them on itunes!

this is a rugrats comeback!

rugrats is a show that will live on for ever no mater wat. But i thought this movie was just ok it still made me remember all those great times i had watching it.>D

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